The current theme: Understanding the evolution of the Earth in the context of the solar system dynamics

There are a variety of things that need to be studied if we want to understand how the Earth really works, and I have been approaching this issue from the field of mantle dynamics, as the mantle is the main driver for Earth’s evolution, interacting with all other components of the Earth system from the atmosphere to the core. 

Near-future targets of research include: the physics and chemistry of terrestrial magma ocean, the thermal evolution of the core, a new kind of geochemical box modeling, pattern formation in mantle convection, and the effect of a planetary magnetic field on the stability of the atmosphere.